Curriculum Vitae

Franco-German Painter, Author, and Academic

Jacqueline Hénard CV

Jacqueline Hénard

Born in West-Berlin during the cold war, Jacqueline studied in Montpellier, Cambridge, and Paris, and graduated from the Sorbonne with a thesis in contemporary history and international relations.

Following a year as a volunteer with an NGO in rural Indonesia, she joined the editorial staff of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She was appointed the FAZ’s Eastern Europe correspondent in 1987, during which time she also covered the transformation of the former East Germany.

In 1997, Jacqueline moved to Paris, where she worked first as a correspondent for Die Zeit and later ran the European program of the public radio France Culture.

In parallel, she continued to pursue her academic interests — teaching at Sciences Po Paris, doing research, and publishing a number of books on European history and culture in French and German

These days, besides painting and writing, Jacqueline is curating an exhibition about the architect Ossip Joseph Klarwein.


Journalism and Management


  • Correspondent at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Berlin (1993-1997)
  • Paris bureau chief at Die Zeit (1997-2002)
  • Managing Director at KekstCNC in Paris and Berlin (2013-2022)

Images: Work in an International Management Consultancy

Teaching, Research and Education


  • Member of Research Group “Haifa Project”, Arenson Built Heritage Center, Technion, Haifa (since 2023)
  • DEA thesis summa cum laude in Contemporary History and International Relations Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne.
  • Undergraduate studies at Cambridge University and Montpellier – Paul Valéry

Image: Panel discussion at Sciences Po Paris

JH - Franco-German Author

Books and Publications (selected)


  • Ossip Klarwein – von der Kirche zur Knesset, in: Jüdischer Almanach „Umbrüche“, Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, 2023
  • L’Allemagne: un modèle, mais pour qui? mit einem Vorwort von Louis Gallois, Presses des Mines, Paris, 2012
  • Une certaine idée de la France. Schriftenreihe Vontobel-Stiftung, Zürich, 2012
  • What Does Germany Think About Europe? (co-ed.), post-face Jürgen Habermas, ECFR, London, 2011
  • Berlin-Ouest. Histoire d’une île allemande. Editions Perrin, Paris, 2009
  • Die Wiedergeburt der jüdischen Gemeinde in Frankfurt am Main nach 1945, brochure for the Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland, Frankfurt, 1981

See WRITINGS for more information.

Honors and Awards


  • Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur
  • Internationaler Publizistik-Preis (Joseph-Roth-Preis)
  • Sonderpreis des deutsch-französischen Kulturrats
  • Prix de l’initiative européenne

Images: Legion of Honor

JH - Legion of Honor

Pro Bono Work


  • French foreign trade advisor CNCCEF, German chapter
  • Advisory board of NoonSong e.V., weekly free concerts in Berlin
  • Member of the board at Club XXIe siècle, an equal-opportunities initiative in Paris
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